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Manchester United 2:0 Crystal Palace

Man Utd 2:0 Crystal Palace

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  1. Apr 15, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG]VS [​IMG]


    Date - Wednesday, April 20 2016
    Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester


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    League standings and form guide

    5. Manchester United : LWWLW

    16. Crystal Palace : LDWDD


    Previous Meetings

    Crystal Palace 0 : 0 Manchester United

    Crystal Palace 1 : 2 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace 0 : 2 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2 : 0 Crystal Palace


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 30
    Crystal Palace wins - 7
    Draws - 10


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Louis Van Gaal



    Alan Pardew

    N/A


    Team News

    Manchester United

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Will Keane, Luke Shaw and Adnan Januzaj ruled out. Phil Jones and Ander Herrera doubtful.


    Crystal Palace

    Marouane Chamakh, Brede Hangeland and Kwesi Appiah ruled out. Scott Dann and Dwight Gayle doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Crystal Palace Football Club nicknamed CPFC, and The Eagles, are a professional football club based in South Norwood, London; and were founded in 1905 at the site of the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building by the owners of the FA Cup Final stadium, who wanted their own team to play at the historic venue. When Crystal Palace were founded, they turned to one of the biggest clubs in the country at the time, Aston Villa, to seek advice. Villa helped the club in a number of ways, not least by donating their kit. As a result, Palace's colors were originally claret and blue shirts paired with white shorts, socks tending to be claret. They kept to this formula fairly consistently until 1938. The club initially played their home games at the FA Cup Final stadium which was situated inside the grounds of The Crystal Palace, but the Frist World War saw them forced to move out, and they enjoyed a number of seasons at both the Herne Hill Velodrome and The Nest. Although Crystal Palace have never won a major trophy, they have played in the First Division for the majority of their existence, finishing 3rd once, and losing the 1990 FA Cup Final to Manchester United. Crystal Palace play their homes games at Selhurst Park, and share sporting rivalries with South London neighbors Milwall, former tenants Charlton, and Brighton & Hove Albion.


    Referee

    Lee Mason.​
  2. Apr 16, 2016
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    Leroy The Red Full Member

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    5-0 Palace :devil:
  3. Apr 16, 2016
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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Mensah
    Carrick
    Lingard Fellaini Rooney Martial
    Rashford
  4. Apr 16, 2016
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    Hoping for less of the shite we saw today.

    ------------- De Gea
    TFM - Smalling - Blind - Darmian
    ---- Schneiderlin - Herrera (if fit)
    Lingard ----- Rooney ----- Martial
    ------------- Rashford
  5. Apr 16, 2016
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  6. Apr 16, 2016
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Would be tempted to bring Memphis in on the right for this.
  7. Apr 16, 2016
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    Dobba Full Member

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    Play the semi-final side.
  8. Apr 16, 2016
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Far too many games. We need an emergency international break.
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    I'm guessing Rooney is now a dead cert to start every remaining game. He slows us down so much with his play but Louis has a raging stiffy for him so I guess Lingard drops down, which to be fair is not the worst thing. However I'm dreading Rooney v Everton in cup as he is always garbage against his home club.

    with Wayne forced on us I'd like to see v Palace

    -----------De Gea
    -Valencia Smalling Blind Mensah
    -----Schneiderlin Herrera (if fit)
    ---Mata---Rooney---Martial
    ---------- Rashford

    2-1 but I'm swaying more towards a 1-1 draw.
  10. Apr 16, 2016
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Would take 1:0 win after Noodle's definition of 'zombie tempo' type game but with just no injuries before Wembley clash.
  11. Apr 16, 2016
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Start Martial, and rest Rashford.

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  12. Apr 16, 2016
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  13. Apr 16, 2016
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    We'll probably scrape another win to be fair.
  14. Apr 16, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Should we be resting players in preparation for the Everton game? Not that I have a clue what our best XI is now anyway
  15. Apr 16, 2016
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    3 days before our FA cup semi-final.

    De Gea
    TFM--Smalling--Jones--Darmian
    Carrick--Herrera
    Lingard--Mata--Martial
    Rooney

    Rashford could do with a rest but the momentum he has is fantastic. Blind needs to be rested too. Dilemma...

    Try get Martial off around the 60th minute mark.​
  16. Apr 16, 2016
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    drdoityourself Full Member

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    Try Depay on the right wing. Martial on the left and Depay on the right with Rashford in the middle is something we have to try out.
  17. Apr 16, 2016
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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Timbo
    Morgan Herrera
    Lingard Rooney Martial
    Rashford

    Sub Rashford at 60 for Memphis and put Martial up.​
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Same, trouble is Martial's already been rested. Would require us to rest Rashford which I'd be reluctant to do right now!
  19. Apr 16, 2016
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Similar to today, just palace are slightly less useless so might get something. Hopefully we rotate again with the semi's in mind, or at least give more time to those who need it like Valencia so he's sharp for Everton. Top 4 is basically gone after City won today so it means nothing.

    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind CBJ
    Schneiderlin
    Herrera Mata
    Memphis Martial Young
    Bring Rooney, Rashford and TFM on as subs probably.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    With the semi's on the weekend, it could be good to give him a little rest. Also would be a boost to Rashford as he'll know he's being rested for a cup semi final. Win-win.
  21. Apr 16, 2016
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    Rashford

    Wayne was our best player in the first half before he gassed out in the second half. Martial is better than depay and Mata's position on the right is perfect if Valencia plays. Valencia bombs forward allowing mata to cut in. Fellaini should be no where near - I don't think I've seen him hit a pass further than 10 yards
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    1-0 to United
  24. Apr 17, 2016
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    1-0, I guess.
  25. Apr 17, 2016
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    I'd like to see Fosu-Mensah in for Rojo but I expect the back 4 to remain the same, just a couple of changes to the team from today.

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  26. Apr 17, 2016
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    0-1. written in the stars
  27. Apr 17, 2016
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    DenisIrwin Banned

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    Didn't watch the Arsenal v Palace match today but I see Hennessey made 5 saves to hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw. Looking at our recent matches v Palace it seems we haven't had that many shots on target against them recently. Anyone going to put money on us scoring 2 or more against them at at OT?
  28. Apr 17, 2016
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    If we win this, we'll have the best home record in the league after 17 home games:drool:
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    Come on Benitez and/or Pullis, make this top 4 thing interesting.
  30. Apr 17, 2016
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    It does seem every season since Sir Alex left we have either had a really good home or away record but been really bad in the reverse.

    Wasn't it under Moyes that our away record was impeccable but our home record was atrocious?
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  32. Apr 17, 2016
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    Will Palace need to rotate some on their end as well having Watford on Sunday?
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    DenisIrwin Banned

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    Ummm... what?
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    Just what I said... We play on Wednesday, 3 days ahead of our FA Cup match vs. Everton and 4 days ahead of their FA Cup match vs. Watford.

    If we are looking at rotating, would they be looking at needing it as well? If so, could it affect the outcome on Wednesday in our favor since I imagine our squad players are a bit above theirs in quality.
  36. Apr 17, 2016
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    dichinero Banned

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    Rooney is a non starter for me, no point of playing a player that can barely last 45 mins at a decent level anymore. Herrera for Fellaini. Watching Fellaini chasing the likes of Zaha, Gayle and Bolasie will require a Benny Hill sound track to go with it.
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    Will take another boring 1-0. We need points.
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    DenisIrwin Banned

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    Ah I see. Sorry. Saturday I think. I guess you have a point.
    Edit: You're right. It is Sunday. Oddschecker have it as a Saturday fixture. They're wrong.
    Edit: I think. I'm confused. Palace's website is selling tickets for a Saturday kick-off. http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/tickets-crystal-palace-v-watford-fa-cup-semi-final-3047718.aspx
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  39. Apr 17, 2016
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    De Gea
    TFM Smalling Rojo Young
    Carrick
    Herrera Fellaini
    Lingard Rooney Martial
    In order to rest Rashford and Blind for Saturday.
  40. Apr 17, 2016
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